75th anniversary Blog

75th anniversary Blog

8th May 2020 0 By admin

Today is the anniversary when victory in Europe was declared celebrating the allied victory and unconditional surrender of Nazy Germany on Tuesday the 8th of May 1945.

75 years since the end of WWII in Europe. On this day, we will remember and thank those who endured and their sacrifices. Thank you!!!

Below is list of Wheelock’s fighting Men and women who served and gave their life’s and made the ultimate sacrifice

United States

Private First Class  Carl R. Wheelock

Service Number              455452

Died    2nd of February 1945

U.S. Marine Corps

Technician Fifth Grade Elmer C. Wheelock

Service Number              11090007

Died    24th of September 1943

318th Signal Company

U.S. Army

Staff Sergeant Willis E. Wheelock

Service Number              39564718

Died    25th of January 1945

168th Infantry Regiment, 34th Infantry Division

U.S. Army



 Private John L Wheelock

Service number             WX8753

Unit       2/4th Machine Gun Battalion

Australian Army

Fate       Prisoner of War

Camp location   Thailand, Theatre of war Malaya

Flight Lieutenant Curtis Warren Wheelock

Service number            410580

Died    16th of May 1945

Aged 23

No. 279 Squadron (RAF)

Royal Australian Air Force


United Kingdom

Major Peter Harold Wheelock, MC

Service Number            65063

Died 21st of July 1944

Aged 27

2nd Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

British Army

Third Officer Joseph Francis Wheelock

Died 27th November 1944

Aged 31

Air Transport Auxiliary

Warrant Officer Class I (R.S.M.) Francis Wheelock

Service Number           7110865

Died 21st November 1941

Aged 46

61 (5th Bn. The South Lancashire Regt.) Searchlight Regt.

Royal Artillery

Sister Lilian Maria Ethel Wheelock

Service Number           238719

Died 07th December 1942

Aged 28

Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service












Cabinet Secretary’s notes of War Cabinet discussion of Victory in Europe Celebrations, 7 May 1945. Catalogue ref: CAB 195/3/33

















Churchill, Truman and Stalin photographed at the Postdam Conference, 26 July 1945. Catalogue ref: CO 1069/892 (1)